Monday, 21 March 2011

Guest Speakers

Some great news for the Illustration students.
Illustrators Mathew Hodson, Laura Carlin, all round ace Art Director and Designer Rob Lowe of 'Supermundane', plus War Artist, Xavier Pick, have all agreed to visit us in the next two months. Rob will be setting a one day 'typography' project and the others will be talking about their work and reviewing the students portfolios and current projects.

Mathew Hodson

Rob Lowe of ‘Suprmundane’

Laura Carlin

Xavier Pick

Hans Helweg

The widow of Illustrator Hans Helweg, Sue Bell has kindly donated his easel, brushes and other art materials to the Illustration course. Hans was a brilliant Illustrator who is most famous for his work with Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond on his Olga da Polga books. Hans also illustrated many book covers for Pan in the early 1960's and his artwork is still much collected by fans of the English/European 'pulp fiction' scene. I will be writing more about Hans later in the year.